Orange II Node Application 11936164666, submitted on 08-26-2020

Respondent ID 11936164666
Application Date 08/26/2020 6:00:20 PM
Application Language English
Applicant City Velika Gorica
Applicant State/Province
Applicant Country Croatia
What languages do you speak? English
What is your occupation? Software Development
How many years experience in your field? 4-7
What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed? Master’s degree (for example: MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MSW, MBA)
Did you purchase xx coins in the xx coin sale? No
Are you an individual or a group? Individual
Node City Falkensteiner
Node Province
Node Country Germany
For which networks Have you ever operated a node? Bitcoin (BTC, BCH, etc), Solana testnet
What kind of improvements would you like to see in xx network nodes vs. previous nodes you have supported? -
What are potential setbacks preventing you from operating an xx network node? none
What is a reasonable uptime estimate you can provide for your BetaNet node? 95
Please estimate the cost of electricity in the geographic area where your BetaNet node will be running. $0.2 per kWh
On a monthly basis, how much time can you publicly commit to dedicating toward governance if you were selected as a BetaNet node operator?` 50
What is the maximum upload bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 350
What is the maximum download bandwidth in megabits per second your node can provide? 500
In what type of environment would this server be located? Datacenter
Do you have past experience deploying hardware servers in a datacenter? Yes (please describe), some cloud vms some bare metal
Do you already own sufficient hardware to meet the published xx network BetaNet Node specifications (found here)? No
Why do you want to be a node? To support an interesting network and earn rewards for that.
How did you originally hear about the xx network? Word of Mouth
Which current xx network communities are you a member of? Discord
Are you an active member of those communities? No
What specifically, interests you about the xx network platform? private messaging from Elixxir part. green, strong and quantum resistant consensus from Praxxis
Outside of xx network communities, are you an active participant in other node or developer community groups? If so, which ones? solana testnet
Have you ever attended a blockchain conference? If so, which one(s)? no
Do you have past experience managing communities or creating content to be distributed across social media? Please enter details for all with which you are comfortable or have experience: Instructional video content: -, Forum management for Bitcointalk: -, Forum management for Reddit: -, Forum management for Discord: -, Other forum management: -, Meetup group management: -, Community Management Other: -
As part of growing the xx network community, are you willing to create content as part of operating an xx network BetaNet node? Examples would be node setup & on-boarding review vlog post, bi-weekly twitter update, medium review of on-going node operational process, etc. maybe an article about something
Would you be interested in helping to lead the development of the next xx network community? No
Why do you want to run a node in the xx network? To protect the privacy of political speech, To earn xx coins, To contribute to a promising project, To undo the centralization of the internet by big tech companies
What is the difference between decentralized networks and distributed networks, and where on the decentralization spectrum do you sit? distributed networks can be both centralized and decentralized while in the decentralized there is no authoritative or any other type of central control of the distributed network. distributed systems are hard, decentralized even more but it seems to be where people want (and should) go next in order to achieve maximum efficiency in so many fields, not only pure monetary value transfer.
As best as you can given currently available information, please describe the value proposition of the xx network platform and how it differs from other current blockchain solutions. its higly focused on all participant and all actions privacy. there are other that strive the same but xx network is adding more things into mix like being fast, not wasting computations (green), being quantum resistant
Privacy by Default is a goal of the xx network Platform. In your opinion, why is Privacy by Default critical for the future of the internet? people can be opressed for various reasons so its very important they can talk and work freely (efficient) while they abide the rules of ethics. lean organizations should be most dominant structure, not oversized companies that use their power to use your data to prevent you succeeding/talking for their own benefit and natural way of wanting to survive and grow bigger.
In your opinion, what threat, if any, do quantum computers pose toward decentralized systems? What about centralized systems? threat seems far into the future but every decentralized system should start thinking about it because if the threat executes, then its all over for those that did not prepare.

Great application if applicant can meet equipment requirements.

Would be nice to have you onboard!